A Reflection on Faith and Fasting

September 27, 2012

As we get older, our priorities and beliefs change, sometimes causing religious practices to fall to the wayside. Despite her views, Weitzner explains why she’s decided to fast on Yom Kippur this year. Rule number one about having a Jewish mother: never, ever, say “no.” At least to her face. I made that mistake around […]

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Mumford and Sons’ “Babel” to the Top of the Charts

September 27, 2012

Well, they’re back. Three years after their smash release Sigh No More, Mumford & Sons graced the music world with their sophomore album, Babel. Basing their album off of the biblical story about the Tower of Babel (the story of how different languages were created) the album strays into religious influences with such songs as […]

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Romney Remark Reflects His Own Entitlement

September 27, 2012

According to Mitt Romney, roughly half of the American population does not matter. In a private $50,000 per person fundraiser this past May, Romney asserted that “there are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent […]

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More Than a Statistic: Why We’re Number One

September 27, 2012

Our eight-year reign holds a deeper meaning for most students. A well rounded education and a faculty of caring professors is what truly makes Rollins number one in the south. For the eighth year in a row, U.S. News and World Report named Rollins College the number one school in the south. In our bracket […]

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Sexperts: 50 Shades of Gay

September 27, 2012

The media bombards us with depictions of gays and lesbians every day, making it hard to separate the real from the ridiculous. From pansies to lipsticks to queens to jocks, there are a million stereotypes that overwhelmingly shape the relationships between gay and lesbian partners. And if you are reading that first sentence and thinking […]

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“Stories” Illustrates Why We Should Care

September 27, 2012

Since most Americans can remember, the Middle East has been an area torn in unrest. For this reason, when CNN began reporting on the protests in Egypt, most Americans remained skeptical and unconcerned with what was actually going on. Despite the fact that Egypt is actually located in Africa, and not the Middle East, I […]

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Welcome to the “Neighborhood”

September 27, 2012

A new general education program will be introduced in Fall 2013, replacing the current “alphabet soup” model. Always striving to be a pioneer of innovation, Rollins has designed a new general education curriculum geared towards creating not just graduates, but global citizens. The program will be implemented in Fall 2013, but the process to institute […]

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Dawn of the Dead Gen. Ed.

September 27, 2012

Of the 10 tentative neighborhoods that will, starting next August, comprise Rollins’ new general education curriculum, a personal favorite is “Mysteries: Into the Unknown.” In the neighborhoods’ official description, however, many examples of mysteries are listed — among them, “Mona Lisa’s smile, antimatter, the Shroud of Turin, an ideal democracy [and]…Sherlock Holmes,” — including the […]

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As Election Heats Up, Political Organization Rallies

September 27, 2012

When Dr. Jay Shivamoggi, Director of the Office of External and Competitive Scholarships, first came to America in 1988, she was shocked. “The participation [in politics] was so low. There was no excitement. And even anything that you see here is dwarfed by what you would see in a country like India…a low turnout election […]

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Vegan Destination Offers Variety for All Eating Preferences

September 27, 2012

Attention to both lovers and hates of meat alike: if you’re looking for an alternative to the Campus Center for lunch or dinner, Ethos Vegan Kitchen is right around the corner. Ethos makes all of their food items without meat or dairy products, and is therefore a vegan restaurant. However, you will be very surprised […]

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